A face mask that won’t get under your fingernails and seven other beauty buys to save your sanity.
Olay Clay Stick Masks
These kaolin clay sticks are a less messy way to mask. Hydrating glycerin prevents the clay from cracking as it dries, so the mask doesn’t crumble when you wipe it off. In three formulas: Glow Boost sloughs off dead skin cells, Pore Detox degunks your nose, and Fresh Reset brightens skin.
To buy: $10 each; olay.com.
Dior Rouge Dior Ink Lip Liner
A lipstick and lip liner in one, this felt pen delivers rich, matte color that lasts up to 12 hours. Trace the perimeter of your lips with the pointed tip, then turn the pen on its side to fill in. In 12 shades, from nude to burgundy.
To buy: $32; sephora.com.
Fatboy Hair Spray Putty
Get lived-in, piecey texture without dirtying your hands, thanks to the innovative spray form. Our short-haired tester loved that it dried soft, not sticky.
To buy: $28; urbanoutfitters.com.
Bareminerals Blemish Rescue Skin-Clearing Loose Powder Foundation
This full-coverage powder contains zinc, sulfur, and 0.5 percent salicylic acid to help conceal and heal breakouts. In 20 shades.
To buy: $29; bareminerals.com.
Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vitamin C Glow Powder
On those mornings when your skin looks blah, open a packet, mix the powder with water, then massage into skin and rinse. Fruit acids soften and perk up your complexion.
To buy: $40 for 12; sephora.com.
Kiehl’s “Made for All” Gentle Body Wash
Feel good stocking the shower with this gentle wash that kids (ages 3 and up) can use too. The gel is 95 percent naturally derived, and the bottle is 100 percent biodegradable.
To buy: $30; kiehls.com.
Urban Decay Lo-Fi Lip Mousse
They look like eye shadows, but these little pots are velvety-soft, whipped lip colors that wear comfortably and house a pop-out applicator.
To buy: $22 each; sephora.com.
Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Waters
The most mistake-proof self-tanners we’ve used, they color correct (peach brightens; green cuts redness; violet reduces sallowness) and leave a glow in four hours.
To buy: $28 each; sephora.com.